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Minnesota cannot rely on policies of the past


Wed, Jun 15th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Minnesota cannot rely

on policies of the past



TO THE EDITOR:



When most of us don't complete a task, or believe we don't have it just right, we put in a little overtime. It is no different at the State Legislature. So if it takes a special session to begin reforming how this state spends our tax dollars, that needs to happen. .



Some legislators and the governor support the status quo and still believe that more money is the answer to all of our problems. That will only put off the tough decisions. Minnesota is at a crossroads. We face an aging population, fewer taxpaying workers and a greater demand for state services. Raising revenue is not the answer. We will never have enough money to sustain the current level of programs; we must prioritize and restructure our spending not unlike what businesses and families have been doing for years.



Minnesotans, and in turn the Legislature, must think long term. If we want our children and grandchildren to have the same opportunities for success in Minnesota that we did, we cannot rely on the policies of the past. Raising taxes is not the answer. We appreciate the commitment of Rep. Greg Davids to balance the state budget by holding the line on spending and reforming the way we spend our taxpayers' money.



David C. Olson

President

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

TILLWATER TEENS AGAIN WIN TRAFFIC SAFETY TV CONTEST

Thu, Jun 2nd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - For a second year, teenage students from Stillwater Area High School won the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)-AAA Don't Drive Distracted, Teens! TV Commercial Challenge. Minnesotans can view the winning spot, "F ..... 
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nemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent

Fri, May 27th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

State loses 5,200 jobs in April

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.5 percent in April, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development ..... 
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Mn/DOT to repair pavement cracks on nine highways in southeastern Minnesota

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Motorists can expect brief lane closures as crews make pavement repairs on various highways in Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Winona counties beginning Monday, May 16. Flaggers will control traffic dur ..... 
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3M Company Named Finalist for 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Wed, May 18th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota





ARLINGTON, Va. - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced 3M Company of St. Paul, Minnesota is a finalist for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedo ..... 
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Airport Foundation MSP Announces Winners of the 2011 MSP Employee of the Year Award

Wed, May 18th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota





Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN - This week, the Airport Foundation MSP awarded three Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport employees with a trophy, certificate, and check for $1,000, along with the title "MSP Employee of the Year."
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BARDA supports first Project BioShield contract for smallpox drug

Mon, May 16th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) today announced a five-year, $433 million contract for late-stage development of an antiviral drug to treat individuals infected with smallpox. The contract with SIGA Technolo ..... 
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Postal Service Announces Top Dog Attack Cities Medical, Animal Behavior, Insurance Communities, Promote Dog Bite Prevention Week

Thu, May 12th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota





HOUSTON - The Postal Service released statistics today highlighting the cities where the most dog attacks occur nationwide. Houston tops the list with 62 letter carriers attacked in 2010. Nationwide last year, 5,669 postal employees ..... 
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Minnesota Department of Health to announce Drinking Water Annual Report at new St. Peter Water Treatment Plant

Tue, May 3rd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Event:

Press conference to announce Minnesota Department of Health drinking water annual report and results of monitoring from 2010.

Time/Location:

Tuesday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.

Broadway Avenue Water Treatment Plan ..... 
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